third part TTL flash with nikon F3

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  1. pollux

    pollux Member

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    This does not seem to be addressed anywhere. Can the as-17 or any nikon F3 adaptor enable TTL flash with third party flashes, or am I limited to Nikon if I want TTL?
    Thank you.
     
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    Sunpak shoe or handle mounts with a NE-3D module work perfectly. :smile:
     
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    Bob's right. I have it and there are no problems. A plus is that the adapter is inexpensive used, not difficult to find, and works with all TTL capable Sunpaks.
     
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    I wish to use the metz 45 ct-4 or 5. Would the sca 345 or C 60 be appropriate? What is confusing is the absence of info on the various metz adaptors i.e straight answer. There are bargains on these adaptors on ebay.
     
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    I have used the Metz 60CT-2 and 60CT-4 with the F3. They worked great.
     
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    Get the Quantum Q-Flash...

    The Module system for the Quantum Q-Flash is Not Only EXCELLENT,

    but allows you to do Radio Controlled TTL Remote Flash.

    The only drawback with the F-3 is the position of the module

    on top of the rewind knob. A good excuse to add an MD-4 !
     
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    That adapter will only work in TTL with flashes that support the non-standard F3 TTL protocols and have a standard hot shoe. If you look at Nikon's AS-17 or the Sunpak NE-3D F3 module, you'll see they have a switch setup for inputting the ISO film speed. It might work with a SB16B with the hot shoe module, haven't tried it, my F3 type flashes all have the funky F3 foot. :smile:

    Otherwise it works fine for any Auto mode thyristor type flash, and costs less that the Nikon equivalent.
     
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    Yes I've used Metz modules for the F3 on a MZ-3i and it works very well. I just checked it Mod #344.